Marquesas by Passenger Freighter August 2019


Stay aboard a modern but authentic working freighter that services some of the most remote islands in the world. The allure of this group of 12 volcanic islands lies not just in their dramatic beauty but also in their rich history. Begin this unique tour in Tahiti before boarding the ship for your 13 day voyage, which will take you to many of the spectacular islands in French Polynesia including Bora Bora. For the few inhabited islands of the Marquesas, this ship is their lifeline to the outside world. The unloading of cargo is an important moment in the life of the local people. Your ship will make approximately 15 stops and you will have ample time to explore and meet the locals. This popular tour will appeal to those who are relatively active, and who are ready for a different kind of cruise experience. You may wish to extend your stay in Tahiti or Moorea.

TOUR DATES Thursday 8 – Friday 24 August 2019


  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 4 nights accommodation in Papeete
  • 12 nights accommodation board Aranui 5
  • All meals on board the Aranui 5, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • All tourist, cruise and port taxes
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage


Please contact us if you are interested in a cabin on this tour, these are on request from the ship now, or you may wish to go on a wait list in case we receive a cancellation.